Slides from a presentation on insect pests and diseases observed on hemp by Scott Lukas of OSU's Hermiston Agricultural Reserach and Extension Center.
Integrated Pest Management
This year, we commemorate 20 years of OSU’s VegNet (1996-2016). VegNet has become a well-known and utilized resource for processed vegetable growers, researchers, and Ag professionals throughout Oregon. This regional program provides weekly activity reports for common broccoli, cauliflower, sweet corn, and snap bean pests. The main goal of the program is to serve as an early warning and detection network, to inform growers of potential pest outbreaks that may warrant increased field scouting and action. Notable trends from 2016 include extensive Cabbage Looper pressure, a continued increase of Cucumber Beetle species (12-spot and striped), and new Armyworms to be aware of. It is becoming apparent that pest activity can vary widely between field sites. Although the regional average is useful, it should not be the only metric used when considering if and how to treat for pests.
This handout summarizes the results from clubroot resistant brassica (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Napa cabbage, etc) variety trials conducted in 2015-16 on farms in the Willamette Valley of Oregon as well as in greenhouse screening trials.
For the past 18 years, processed vegetable growers in the Willamette Valley, OR have had a vital partner in crop pest monitoring – Oregon State University’s VegNet. This regional pest monitoring program provides weekly activity reports for common broccoli, cauliflower, sweet corn, and snap bean pests. Data is published on www.oregonvegetables.com and is available as an email subscription newsletter. The main goal of the program is to provide an early warning to growers of potential outbreaks that may warrant increased field scouting and action.
White mold is a serious foliar and pod disease of snap beans grown for processing in western Oregon as well as in all major snap bean production regions in the US. White mold has a wide host range as it is a pathogen on more than 400 plant species.
Watkins, Chris B. and Jacqueline F. Nock (Department of Horticulture, Cornell University). 2012. Production Guide for Storage of Organic Fruits and Vegetables. New York State IPM Publication No. 10
Rodents are an increasing problem in fields and pastures. Birds of prey play a vital part in integrated pest management of rodent pests. Living on The Land — Attracting Birds of Prey for Rodent Control succinctly describes the value to farmers and ranchers of attracting barn owls and American kestrels for rodent control, and ways to help build up local populations of these birds.
Corn Earworm Pheromone Trap data
Ray Drapek and Len Coop
OSU Dept of Entomology
CEW Report: Newsletter of the Corn Earworm Cooperative Pheromone Trapping Program. This project funded by the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission.